Tag Archives: Lester

Harvey Welch

Harvey Welch
b. 1805, Orange County, North Carolina, to Joshua Welch and Fannie (Lester) Welch
d. 12 April 1888, New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois

m. 9 January 1834, Wayne County, Indiana
Rachel Woodward
b. 1813, Jefferson County, Tennessee
d. 16 August 1892, Ellis Township, Hardin County, Iowa

Children with Rachel Woodward:
• Amanda
• James B.
• William
• John
• Sarah
• Joseph
• Rachel
• Hartwell
• Lydia Ellen
• Patrick
• Mary Elizabeth
• Wiley

The family left Wayne County, Indiana, in 1856.

Submitted by:
Nadine D. Holder
Sierra Vista AZ
E-mail: nadin@c2i2.com

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William Welling Bowerman

WILLIAM WELLING BOWERMAN
b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Lunda L. (Lester?) Bowerman

LUNDA L. (LESTER?) BOWERMAN
b. 7 March 1847, Powerstown (present-day Conneautville), Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 19 May 1929, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan

m/1.
Darthula [–?–]
d. 25 October 1867, Taylor County, Iowa

m/2. 24 October 1870, Branch County, Michigan
Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman
b. 9 November 1840, Root, Montgomery County, New York, to Elisha and Mary Ann (Hoag) Bowerman
d. 30 July 1919, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
dv/2. 1886, Hillsdale County, Michigan

m/3. 12 January 1887, Springport, Calhoun County, Michigan
Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
b. 11 August 1868, near Rice Creek, Clarence Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, to Myron and Harriet (Wilkes) McGee
d. 2 November 1945, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan

Children with Emily M. Bowerman:

  • Dora (1874-1953) never married
  • Mable (1878-1950) never married
  • Earl (1880-1962) married Jessie May Gillett
  • Blanch (1883-1965) never married

Children with Elizabeth M. McGee:

  • Beulah (1888-1916) married Howard Ray Klahn
  • Ralph (1891-1948) married Edna Grace Carpenter

Lunda was age 13 with his parents in Crawford County, Indiana, in the 1860 census, then returned to Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where he enrolled in Company E, 103rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers on 3 March 1865.

He was honorably discharged on 25 June 1865 at New Berne, North Carolina. His pension application indicated that, besides Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan, he also lived in Indiana for about eight years and in California for about six years after the war.

Lunda and Lizzie lived in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, and by 1891 were in Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana. They purchased land in 1900 in Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan, where they remained.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Elva R. Bowerman

ELVA R. BOWERMAN
b. 12 April 1852, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 7 November 1913, Willow Springs, Howell County,
Missouri

m/1. 12 July 1868, Marshall Township, Taylor County, Iowa
Charles Starky
b. about 1848, Grant County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (States) Starky
d. 20 September 1878, Conway, Taylor County, Iowa

m/2. about 1884
Arthur B. Owen
b. July 1852, Indiana

Children with Charles Starky:

  • Ida Estella (1869-1950) married Arthur Elmer Moore
  • Charles Timothy (1871-1890)
  • Harry (1873-1924)
  • Della Mea (1875-1901) married Homer O. McCready

When she was 8 years old, Elva was shown in the 1860 census living with her parents in Crawford County, Indiana. By 1868 she was in Taylor County, Iowa. She and her second husband were living in Leon, Iowa, for the 1900 census.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

Earnest W. Bowerman

EARNEST W. BOWERMAN
b. 12 November 1848, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to William Welling and Diadema (Lester) Bowerman
d. 18 December 1928, Kansas City, Missouri

m. 3 July 1870, Decatur County, Iowa
Julia Stanley
b. 5 May 1851, to Corydon and Ann E. Stanley

Children with Julia Stanley:

  • Claudie (1872-1873)
  • Edith Edna (b. 1873) married J. P. Mullin
  • Frank P. (b. 1875)
  • Roy W. “Willie” (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Ray E. (b. 1881) (twin)
  • Lillian (b. 1887)

The 1860 census of Jennings Township, Crawford County, Indiana, shows Earnest and his parents living there. Earnest was in Company F, 36th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. He was a partial invalid as a result of his Civil War service and resided at times in the State Soldier’s Home in Beadle County, South Dakota. He lived in Iowa until 1906, then in Taylor, Decatur, and Davison counties, South Dakota, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman 1820 W. 600N
Howe IN